What is the Moondance International Film Festival?

Popularly known as the “American Cannes”, The Moondance International Film Festival is one of the premier venues for the exhibition and promotion of feature and short films in the US, and one of the leading independent film festivals in the world. It is dedicated to celebrating and sharing with national and international audiences the world’s best in films and screenplays, film scores, and some 25 other genres. The festival features special presentations, retrospectives, workshops, pitch panels, networking events, celebrities, a gala awards ceremony, and film screenings of the world’s top independent films. The Moondance International Film Festival takes place in beautiful Boulder, Colorado.

 What is the vision of the Moondance International Film Festival?

Moondance promotes, encourages, educates and rewards non-violent conflict resolution in the arts & film, encourages and inspires writers, composers and filmmakers to make a difference in environmental and social issues with their projects, and promotes women in film and in the the international film industry.

 What are the goals of the Moondance International Film Festival?

One of our major objectives is to identify and address the root causes of violence and contribute to the just and peaceful transformation of violent conflict resolution. The core of conflict transformation is the building of a sustainable peace between all people. This involves a process of profound change in attitude, transforming violent situations into environments in which reconciliation, respect for other people, social justice and participatory democracy can take root.

Through its mission and its films, the Moondance International Film Festival: 

  • Facilitates dialogue at different levels and sectors of society in conflict.
  • Encourages and motivating the international community to address the structural causes of conflict.
  • Generates international awareness for the issues and concerns arising out of our work and through the written works and films honored at Moondance, and created by young people, men and women.